Frequently Asked Questions
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Who is éstora?
Éstora is a dietary vitamin and supplement company. We sell proprietary blends of vitamins, minerals, and supplements. We also curate monthly boxes of supplements.
What are Nutritional Supplements?
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person’s diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they are defined as drugs or natural health products. Supplements containing vitamins or dietary minerals are included as a category of food in the Codex Alimentarius, a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety. These texts are drawn up by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, an organization that is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
What is important to you about your products?
We believe that only premium quality nutrients are capable of promoting the most rapid shift in ideal cellular resonance. Consuming nutrients that are synthetic or that have degraded resonant frequencies (from nutrients that have been poorly grown or contaminated with chemical additives, etc.) may dampen the cell’s resonant frequency. The wisest choice may be to consume premium nutrients that have no junk (no questionable tagalongs or excipients).
What Are Excipients?
Excipients are binders, fillers, flowing agents and “glues” that are often NON-nutritive substances used in nutritional products. Many of these substances are questionable and are often used as cheap fillers to fill up the capsule the rest of the way when there is a low amount of nutrients. Éstora asks the question: “Would you want to consume anything that is not nutritive?” We believe it is unnecessary to take nutritional products that have questionable, potentially harmful, non-nutritive excipients. What about tablets? Tablets must contain excipients by their nature (that is how they are made; they cannot be made without them); therefore, we believe the wise choice is to avoid nutritional products as tablets. One common example of a questionable excipient is magnesium stearate, an inexpensive lubricating agent used in capsules and tablets. Research shows it may be immune-compromising.
How do you source your ingredients?
Éstora selects its ingredients based on identity, purity, and premier quality. Éstora sources ingredients from qualified, trusted leaders and suppliers throughout the world. All of our ingredients are tested for purity and species identification by our own in-house microbiological and biochemical labs as well as by independent laboratories. Each of our ingredient suppliers must meet our rigorous testing criteria as well as our stringent bioenergetic testing criteria to qualify as an éstora ingredient supplier.
Do you list ALL ingredients on the label?
Éstora lists all ingredients on each of its product labels. We’ve noticed that some manufacturers downplay the use of questionable excipients in their products by failing to list them in their catalogs or websites. Recent FDA laws now require the listing of all ingredients, including excipients, on product labels so it is now easier for the practitioner to identify products that contain undesirable or unwanted ingredients. Do your products contain excipients? Our products do not contain added excipients. Our products are also made without questionable preservatives (such as sodium benzoate) and contain no added coatings, shellac, or hydrogenated oils.We also do not use talcum powder, a suspected carcinogen, in the manufacturing process although the use of this agent is common in the nutritional supplement industry. Rarely will you find talcum powder listed on the label of another manufacturer’s product, even though they have used it in their manufacturing process. Éstora products are made without talcum.
Do your products contain magnesium stearates?
We do not add magnesium stearate from either animal or vegetable sources to our products because research shows that it may convert to formaldehyde (a metabolic stressor/contaminator). Formaldehyde is also linked as a carcinogen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
What is the source of your vegetable capsules?
Our vegetable capsules are made from tree fiber. Our certificate of analysis verifies that no undesirable solvents are used to make our capsules. Unfortunately, some companies use vegetable capsules that have solvent residues.
Do you use animal organs or glands in your products?
We do not use harvested animal organs or glands in our products for many reasons, including the risk of consuming undesirable toxins and hormones that the animal may have bioaccumulation. In contrast, éstora has formulated a premier line of organ and gland-targeting products – without the use of animal organs or glands. Please see our website to view our comprehensive line of these specific products.
Should I take my supplements with meals or between meals?
Typically, most products can be taken with meals. For specific recommendations, please refer to the label’s suggested use.
Why would the color of the ingredients in a capsule look slightly different from batch to batch?
Since éstora sources many ingredients in their natural state, the color, texture and even odor of a product may vary somewhat from batch to batch or from season to season. Despite these natural variations, each product contains its exact formula and is rigorously tested for purity, identity, and quality as are all of our products.
Can your products be taken during pregnancy or lactation?
Éstora does not make recommendations concerning the use of products during pregnancy or lactation.
Why don’t you use gelatin capsules?
Gelatin capsules are typically derived from bovine sources and may contain questionable constituents. Gelatin capsules are half the cost of vegetable capsules and are much harder to digest than vegetable capsules. Gelatin capsules may only partially dissolve and may have a sticky, glue-like effect in the body. For people who want the best delivery system when consuming nutritional ingredients, solvent-free vegetable capsules offer superior digestibility, convenience and purity as well as providing beneficial fiber and easier absorption. This becomes a very important issue when you consider that a person may be taking nutritional supplements on a daily basis for many years.
For individual bottles, we accept returns for a full refund within 14 days of your order if tamper seal is intact and the bottle is not opened.
How can I contact éstora?
You can contact us anytime at email@example.com. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and you will receive a reply within one (1) business day.